PAUL CURRAN debut at Metropolitan Opera, New York. 2015
PAUL CURRAN, former operadirector and successfull stage director at The Norwegian National Operahous in Oslo, will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York 16. February 2015.
By Henning Høholt
NEW YORK/USA: It is Paul Currans famouse production of La Donna del Lago by Giacchino Rossini, from the Santa Fe Opera which is a co production with Metropolitan Opera. Which will premiered in a celebrity casting.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.
So far 8 performances are planned the last February 16th to March 14th. 2015.
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Production: Paul Curran
Set & Costume Designer: Kevin Knight
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Projection Designer: Driscoll Otto
Distribution: Mariotti; DiDonato, Barcellona, Flórez, Osborn, Gradus
Production a gift of Betsy and Edward Cohen/Areté Foundation Fund for New Productions & Revivals,
and Dominique and Frédéric Laffont.
“The audience in Oslo and Savonlinna still remember his outstanding Peter Grimes, and many other productions, that Paul Curran staged during his periode in Oslo as Operachief”.
Please enjoy our reviews from Paul Curran productions in Oslo, Venezia and Copenhagen:
Victory for Peter Grimes: http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2011/06/seier-for-peter-grimes/
Peter Grimes revisited in Oslo: http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2011/11/peter-grimes-revisited-in-oslo/
Tristan and Isolde in Venezia: http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2012/12/tristan-und-isolde-love-and-betrayal-at-la-fenice/
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci in Oslo: http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2013/03/16322/